Michigan went down south and found success in inking linebacker Joshua Uche in the 2016 class, in part thanks to Don Brown.

Michigan went down south and found success in inking linebacker Joshua Uche in the 2016 class, in part thanks to Don Brown.


His Recruiting Story:

Much like his friend Elysee Mbem-Bosse, Joshua Uche held similar offers and took an official visit to Oklahoma as well, before ultimately heading to Ann Arbor for a January official visit. After careful thought and consideration, it became clear the addition of Don Brown as Michigan defensive coordinator was too much for Uche to pass up.

Scouting Report:

Uche, who's boasts a time of 4.59 in the 40-yard dash, is explosive off the line of scrimmage and certainly utilizes his speed and quickness to his advantage against bigger, heavy-footed lineman.

He played his first full season of high school football just last year and is a high-character young man who's just tapping into what he can become over the next four to five years. He's a hybrid that can stand up or shift down and put a hand in the dirt at defensive end.  There's no doubting his ability to wreak havoc in the backfield.”
“His best football has yet to come for him. -- Corey Bender

Why Michigan?

Adding defensive coordinator Don Brown not long ago, coming over from Boston College, Uche says that had a huge effect on his decision to become a Wolverine:

“Coach Don Brown is the one who offered me and I was pretty excited about it,” Uche told The Michigan Insider. “I wasn’t expecting it since I hadn’t talked to them much. He offered me at Boston College.

“He’s a defensive minded coach and is the best at what he does,” said Uche. “He has a lot of experience under his belt. Someone that is very easy to talk to. Really nice guy and very genuine."

Bottom Line:

Also joining his friend Elysee Mbem-Bosse, Uche was very attracted to the idea of playing for Don Brown for the Wolverines, also suiting up behind what should be a very good to great defensive line moving forward.


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